hooha

hoo-ha

[n. hoo-hah; interj. hoo-hah] Informal.
noun
1.
an uproarious commotion.
interjection
2.
(used to express mock surprise or excitement.)
Also, hoo-hah.


Origin:
1930–35; probably < Yiddish hu-ha to-do, uproar, exclamation of surprise; compare Polish hu-ha exclamation of joy

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hoo-ha (ˈhuːˌhɑː)
 
n
a noisy commotion or fuss
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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hoo-ha definition

[ˈhuhɑ]
  1. n.
    a commotion. : A deer created quite a hoo-ha by running frantically through the department store.
  2. n.
    nonsense. : What is all this hoo-ha about your leaving the company?
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